Artificial Intelligence: An Illustrated History: From Medieval Robots to Neural Networks [EPUB]

Artificial Intelligence: An Illustrated History: From Medieval Robots to Neural Networks [EPUB]
Artificial Intelligence: An Illustrated History: From Medieval Robots to Neural Networks (Sterling Illustrated Histories) by Clifford A Pickover
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781454933595 | 62.6MB

An illustrated journey through the past, present, and future of artificial intelligence, from popular science author Cliff Pickover.

From medieval robots and Boolean algebra to facial recognition, artificial neural networks, and adversarial patches, this fascinating history takes readers on a vast tour through the world of artificial intelligence. Award-winning author Clifford A. Pickover (The Math Book, The Physics Book, Death & the Afterlife) explores the historic and current applications of AI in such diverse fields as computing, medicine, popular culture, mythology, and philosophy, and considers the enduring threat to humanity should AI grow out of control. Across 100 illustrated entries, Pickover provides an entertaining and informative look into when artificial intelligence began, how it developed, where it’s going, and what it means for the future of human-machine interaction.

The Joker Psychology: Evil Clowns and the Women Who Love Them [EPUB]

The Joker Psychology: Evil Clowns and the Women Who Love Them [EPUB]
The Joker Psychology: Evil Clowns and the Women Who Love Them (Popular Culture Psychology) edited by Travis Langley
2020 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781454935421 | 3.64MB

A fun, frightening, and always fascinating look into the psyche of a madman: the Clown Prince of Crime, the Harlequin of Hate—The Joker!

Since he first fought Batman in 1940, The Joker has evolved into one of popular culture’s most complex and confounding psychological creations: both a criminal mastermind and an unhinged psychopath now starring in his own film. In The Joker Psychology: Evil Clowns and the Women Who Love Them, Dr. Travis Langley, author of the bestselling Batman and Psychology, returns to Gotham City to explore the twisted psyche of this great supervillain, as well as the personalities who are inexorably drawn to it. Paying special attention to the strange dynamics of relationships like the one between The Joker and Harley Quinn, this collection of 15 chapters (including some very special interviews with the people who brought The Joker and Harley Quinn to life in comics and onscreen), this collection analyzes:

  • Why a bright, laughing monster who looks like a clown could be the ultimate antagonist to a grim, brooding hero who looks like a monster.
  • The relationship between a therapist and her patient—and what happens when a therapist crosses the line, as Harley Quinn does when she falls for The Joker.
  • How a smart person could fall for the most dangerous of criminals.
  • Why so many fans find Harley Quinn inspirational.
  • How different kinds of therapy could (or could not) help twisted minds like Mister J and Harley Quinn.
  • The development of a fictional character that so completely embodies psychopathy (including interviews with creators who have shaped The Joker's character over the years).

Life Is a 4-Letter Word: Laughing and Learning Through 40 Life Lessons [EPUB]

Life Is a 4-Letter Word: Laughing and Learning Through 40 Life Lessons [EPUB]
Life Is a 4-Letter Word: Laughing and Learning Through 40 Life Lessons by David A Levy
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781642501544 | 2.76MB

Laugh and Learn with These Life Lessons

Insights from a veteran psychologist: Dr. David Levy is a media consultant who has appeared on over 70 television and radio broadcasts, from CNN to National Geographic, to provide psychological perspectives on current events. His previous works have been published internationally, many of them becoming bestsellers. In this book, Levy approaches readers on a more personal level but carries the same expertise that he’s shared with viewers and listeners worldwide.

Valuable life lessons: Levy’s book takes a different approach than others in the self-help genre. Rather than being instructional, Levy shares bits of wisdom through telling his own stories. In other words, he offers life lessons without lecturing or preaching. Written in a style that is engaging and humorous, readers will find relatable truths in Levy’s uplifting stories and wise advice.

A journey to wisdom: The path to living a smarter lifestyle is not always smooth. Levy encourages readers to embrace all the feelings his book may bring out as they read his stories, from laughing to wincing, and learning along the way. Discover the power of positive thinking as Levy shares a lifetime journey of personal reflections, growth, and wisdom.

Dive into Dr. David Levy’s latest book, Life Is a 4-Letter Word, and find…

  • 40 autobiographical essays, each one containing a relatable and applicable life lesson
  • A unique source of both humor and inspiration that reassures readers that life is good
  • A self-help book for men and women from a published professional in psychology

If books such as You are a Badass, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F―, Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff, and Sometimes You Win―Sometimes You Learn have interested you, then Life Is a 4-Letter Word should be your next read!

Woodcraft: Master the Art of Green Woodworking with Key Techniques and Inspiring Projects [PDF]

Woodcraft: Master the Art of Green Woodworking with Key Techniques and Inspiring Projects [PDF]
Woodcraft: Master the Art of Green Woodworking with Key Techniques and Inspiring Projects by Barn the Spoon
2019 | PDF | ISBN: 9781465479785 | 98.55MB

Looking for a simpler, more natural way of working with wood? Create beautiful wooden objects from fresh green wood by becoming skilled in the crafts of whittling, ax-based furniture making, turning, and weaving.

With green woodworking there's no need for costly materials and machinery. All you need to begin crafting is a log, an ax, and a hand knife.

Starting with selecting and splitting your very first log, let Woodcraft show you all the techniques of green woodworking and guide you step by step through a series of rewarding projects.

Learn to carve your own spoons, bowls, shrink boxes, and other objects; construct simple pieces of furniture, such as stools and side tables; turn wood on a pole lathe; and weave with willow rods and birch bark.

Woodcraft brings up-to-date a newly resurgent folk craft and makes it truly accessible to all--no workshop required. So, what are you waiting for? Get in touch with nature and find harmony working with your hands.

High Tech Architecture: A Style Reconsidered [EPUB]

High Tech Architecture: A Style Reconsidered [EPUB]
High Tech Architecture: A Style Reconsidered by Angus J Macdonald
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781785006456 | 201.43MB

High Tech—sometimes known as Structural Expression—is a style of Modern architecture that produced some of the most prominent and visually exciting buildings of the 20th century: the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation headquarters in Hong Kong, the Lloyd's of London headquarters in London, UK, and the Centre Pompidou in Paris, France.

Extensively illustrated with photographs and diagrams, and accessibly written, High Tech Architecture: A Style Reconsidered discusses the intended meanings of the visual vocabulary involved in High Tech, and places the style in the broad context of other Modern architecture of the 20th century. The book offers a balanced re-appraisal of the extravagant claims that have been made for High Tech, by its progenitors and architectural critics, as an architecture appropriate for the built environment of the future.

Montgomery: Friends Within, Foes Without: Relationships In and Around 21st Army Group [EPUB]

Montgomery: Friends Within, Foes Without: Relationships In and Around 21st Army Group [EPUB]
Montgomery: Friends Within, Foes Without: Relationships In and Around 21st Army Group by Malcolm Pill
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781912690534 | 3.5MB

In this new study of personal relationships within the British (including Canadian) Command in 21st Army Group during the campaign in North-West Europe in 1944-1945, Malcolm Pill considers the scope and depth of these relationships, ranging from those of the Secretary of State for War to the Corps Commanders. Montgomery is central. His great success in the management of his own multinational team is contrasted with the hostility created and lack of success achieved with those outside his team. Pill explores the importance of his great skill with the written word. The relevance of these personal relationships to the success of Britain s last major campaign as a great power is assessed as are the post-war consequences for those involved.

Historical Dictionary of United States Political Parties, 3rd Edition [EPUB]

Historical Dictionary of United States Political Parties, 3rd Edition [EPUB]
Historical Dictionary of United States Political Parties, 3rd Edition by Harold F Bass Jr
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781538122990 | 1.14MB

For over two centuries, political parties have competed in encouraging, organizing, and directing political activity in the United States. This volume compiles the key concepts, terms, labels, and individuals central to identifying and comprehending these key roles political parties have played in American political life. The dictionary contains brief biographies of party leaders: major party presidential tickets; noteworthy minor party presidential nominees; congressional party leaders, including Speakers of the House of Representatives presidents pro tempore of the Senate, and floor leaders for both the majority and minority parties in each chamber; and chairs of the national party committees of the Democratic and Republican Parties. In addition to party leaders it also address the institutional offices they occupy and represent.

This third edition of Historical Dictionary of United States Political Parties contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 500 cross-referenced entries on concepts, terms, labels, and individuals central to identifying and comprehending the key roles political parties have played in American political life. This book is an excellent resource for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about United States Political Parties.

Historical Dictionary of Sherlock Holmes [PDF]

Historical Dictionary of Sherlock Holmes [PDF]
Historical Dictionary of Sherlock Holmes (Historical Dictionaries of Literature and the Arts) by Neil McCaw
2019 | PDF | ISBN: 9781538123157 | 20.87MB

Historical Dictionary of Sherlock Holmes contains a variety of information about Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes stories, as both narratives and also cultural phenomena. The volume will help readers look deeper into those stories and the meanings of the various reference points within them, as well as achieving a deeper understanding of the range of contexts of Holmes, Conan Doyle, and detective fiction as a genre. This book examines the broad global Sherlock Holmes phenomenon related to the ways in which the stories have been adapted into a range of other media, as well as the cultural status of Holmes all over the world.

Historical Dictionary of Sherlock Holmes contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 1,000 cross-referenced entries that contain detailed examinations of the themes and features of the 60 stories that make up the Sherlock Holmes canon. This book is an excellent resource for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes stories.

The Oxford Illustrated History of Witchcraft and Magic [EPUB]

The Oxford Illustrated History of Witchcraft and Magic [EPUB]
The Oxford Illustrated History of Witchcraft and Magic (Oxford Illustrated History) edited by Owen Davies
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9780199608447 | 49.27MB

This richly illustrated history provides a readable and fresh approach to the extensive and complex story of witchcraft and magic. Beginning with the invention of writing in the ancient world, the author explores a wide range of magical beliefs and practices, the rise of the witch trials, and the depiction of the Devil-worshipping witch.

The book also covers the more recent history of witchcraft and magic, from the Enlightenment to the present, exploring the rise of modern magic, the anthropology of magic around the globe, and finally the cinematic portrayal of witches and magicians, from The Wizard of Oz to Charmed, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Harry Potter.

The Occult I Ching: The Secret Language of Serpents [EPUB]

The Occult I Ching: The Secret Language of Serpents [EPUB]
The Occult I Ching: The Secret Language of Serpents by Maja D’Aoust
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781620559048 | 18.8MB

An illustrated guide to the occult history, serpent magic, and practical application of the I Ching

  • Reveals how the sacred language of the original eight trigrams of the I Ching was discovered by a wisdom serpent known as Fu Xi
  • Explores how the I Ching formed the basis of the earliest Taoist philosophies, its complex correlation with human DNA, and its relationship with artificial intelligence
  • Provides new contemporary analysis of each of the 64 hexagrams, their changing lines, and archetypes of the I Ching
  • Includes original artwork highlighting the serpent magic within the system and tools to help you interpret the I Ching based on your own individual experience

One of the oldest books in the world, the I Ching has been used in China for millennia to open a dialogue with divinity, gain insight and wisdom, and pull aside the curtain of reality to reveal the light of the heavens. Yet, despite its popularity over thousands of years, few understand its mysterious origins, symbolism, or occult connections.

In this illustrated guide, Maja D’Aoust applies her significant experience as a professional practitioner and scholar of the I Ching to provide a history of the oracle, explain the mechanisms at work behind it, and offer a new experiential approach to its interpretation. The author begins by examining the discovery of the I Ching by the first mythical emperor of China, Fu Xi, a divine being with the body of a serpent. She reveals how Fu Xi’s eight original trigrams, also called the Ba Gua, provided a sacred language of symbols that allowed for communication between the diviner and the spirit world. Using the I Ching’s principles of cosmology as a basis, the shamans of ancient China developed the earliest Taoist philosophies of nature, medicine, martial arts, and mathematics as well as ecstatic practices, war strategies, birth and death rituals, agricultural systems, and alchemical studies. D’Aoust further shows how the I Ching relates to the mathematical sequences of biology and human DNA, examining the correlation between the serpent’s tail and the double helix. She reveals how the ways the oracle connects with your own inner knowing parallel the ways in which DNA repairs itself.

Providing a new analysis of each of the 64 hexagrams and their changing lines and archetypes, the author explores each hexagram’s meanings in depth, alongside original artwork highlighting the serpent magic within the system and tools to help you interpret the I Ching based on your own individual experience. Revealing how the oracle holds complex networks of meaning that language alone fails to capture, D’Aoust offers a new understanding of the Book of Changes and its many hidden lessons.

Practice Makes Perfect: Complete English All-in-One for ESL Learners [EPUB]

Practice Makes Perfect: Complete English All-in-One for ESL Learners [EPUB]
Practice Makes Perfect: Complete English All-in-One for ESL Learners edited by Ed Swick
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781260455243 | 34.3MB

More than two million students have turned to the Practice Makes Perfect series for a trusted guide to help build their language-learning skills. And, now this bestselling brand offers you all of the tools you need to improve your English in one value-packed workbook. Featuring seven titles in one volume, Practice Makes Perfect: Complete English All-in-One for ESL Learners provides a solid foundation of verbs, vocabulary and grammar, and conversational structures.

This one-stop resource includes thorough explanations that are reinforced by hundreds of hands-on practice exercises to help you build the skills you communicate in English with confidence. A comprehensive index makes it easy to reference all grammar explanations throughout the book, making this an ideal resource for beginning and advanced beginning students who want to improve their English language competency.

Practice Makes Perfect: Complete English All-in-One for ESL Learners features:

  • Seven titles in one convenient volume: English Grammar for ESL Learners; English Sentence Builder; English Verbs; English Pronouns and Prepositions; English Verb Tenses Up Close; Intermediate English Grammar for ESL Learners; and English Conversation
  • An integrated approach that allows you to study at your own level and develop language skills at your own pace
  • More than 300 exercises, in a variety of formats, plus a comprehensive answer key
  • Glossary to all key grammar concepts presented in the book

Weaving Within Reach: Beautiful Woven Projects by Hand or by Loom [EPUB]

Weaving Within Reach: Beautiful Woven Projects by Hand or by Loom [EPUB]
Weaving Within Reach: Beautiful Woven Projects by Hand or by Loom by Anne Weil
2018 | EPUB | ISBN: 9780451499219 | 141.92MB

Modern weaving projects like you've never seen—within easy reach of anyone. Weaving is a satisfying hobby for making home or clothing accessories that look plucked from your favorite stores. Here are Pinterest-worthy projects for creating earrings, clutches, pillows, wall hangings, and more, all organized by skill level. From complete beginner to intermediate, Weaving Within Reach allows you to craft at your comfort level, even if you don’t yet know the difference between the warp and the weft.

Lacking a loom? Most of the materials can be woven on found objects—such as an embroidery hoop or cardboard box—or achieved with a simple over-under pattern using no loom at all. As you progress, there are plenty of exciting designs for a frame loom to keep you inspired. With a detailed introduction, stunning lifestyle and step-by-step photographs, and a helpful resource section, Weaving Within Reach unravels the possibilities of the beautiful things you can make with your hands.

Kumihimo Wirework Made Easy: 20 Braided Jewelry Designs Step-by-Step [EPUB]

Kumihimo Wirework Made Easy: 20 Braided Jewelry Designs Step-by-Step [EPUB]
Kumihimo Wirework Made Easy: 20 Braided Jewelry Designs Step-by-Step by Christina Larsen
2018 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781632506351 | 99.14MB

Discover the gorgeous jewelry that can only be created with kumihimo wirework!

Whether new to kumihimo or looking to take your skill to the next level, Kumihimo Wirework Made Easy is the companion you need. Author Christina Larsen will show you how easy it can be to transition from traditional kumihimo materials to wirework with her expert guidance, comprehensive instruction, and inspiring designs. In this must-have resource, you'll find:

  • A complete guide to understanding wireworking tools and materials specific to kumihimo wirework.
  • Full step-by-step tutorials for 3 basic kumihimo braid structures perfect for wirework jewelry designs.
  • Project instructions for 20 inspiring kumihimo wirework designs including earrings, bracelets, and pendants.

Kumihimo Wirework Made Easy has everything you need to bring the ancient art of traditional Japanese braiding to your modern jewelry designs.

Porsche Air-Cooled Turbos 1974-1996 [EPUB]

Porsche Air-Cooled Turbos 1974-1996 [EPUB]
Porsche Air-Cooled Turbos 1974-1996 by John Tipler
2020 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781785006692 | 357.7MB

Racing improves the breed, goes the saying; no marque has been as steadfastly diligent in this pursuit than Porshe. Porsche applied turbocharging to its racing cars in 1972 and, within a year, this technology had crossed over into its production cars: the first road-going 911 Turbo was unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 1973.

Johnny Tipler tells the story of the air-cooled turbocharged 911s, starting with the 934 and 935 race cars that fostered the Type 930 in 1974. The 930 accounted for over 21,000 vehicle sales before being replaced by the 964 Turbo in 1990, followed by the 993 Turbo in 1995. With 300 colour photographs, many taken specially by renowned photographer Antony Fraser, Porsche Air-Cooled Turbos 1974-1996 also presents exclusive interviews with Klaus Ludwig, Jochen Mass and Nick Heidfeld, and includes full specification tables for each key model type. Foreword is by Alois Ruf.

Physical Intelligence: The Science of How the Body and the Mind Guide Each Other Through Life [EPUB]

Physical Intelligence: The Science of How the Body and the Mind Guide Each Other Through Life [EPUB]
Physical Intelligence: The Science of How the Body and the Mind Guide Each Other Through Life by Scott Grafton
2020 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781524747329 | 0.61MB

Elegantly written and deeply grounded in personal experience—works by Oliver Sacks come to mind—Physical Intelligence gives us a clear, illuminating examination of the intricate, mutually responsive relationship between the mind and the body as they engage (or don’t engage) in all manner of physical action.

Ever wonder why you don’t walk into walls or off cliffs? How you decide if you can drive through a snowstorm? How high you are willing to climb up a ladder to change a lightbulb? Through the prisms of behavioral neurology and cognitive neuroscience, Scott Grafton brilliantly accounts for the design and workings of the action-oriented brain in synchronicity with the body in the natural world, and he shows how physical intelligence is inherent in all of us—and always in problem-solving mode. Drawing on insights gleaned from discoveries by engineers who have learned to emulate the sophisticated solutions Mother Nature has created for managing complex behavior, Grafton also demonstrates the relevance of physical intelligence with examples that each of us might face—whether the situation is mundane, exceptional, extreme, or compromised.

Memory Craft: Improve Your Memory with the Most Powerful Methods in History [EPUB]

Memory Craft: Improve Your Memory with the Most Powerful Methods in History [EPUB]
Memory Craft: Improve Your Memory with the Most Powerful Methods in History by Lynne Kelly
2020 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781643133249 | 14.48MB

Groundbreaking anthropologist and memory champion Lynne Kelly reveals how we can use ancient and traditional mnemonic methods to enhance and expand our memory.

Our brain is a muscle. Like our bodies, it needs exercise. In the last few hundred years, we have stopped training our memories and we have lost the ability to memorize large amounts of information―something our ancestors could do with ease.

After discovering that the true purpose of monuments like Easter Island and Stonehenge were to act as memory palaces, Kelly takes this knowledge and introduces us to the best memory techniques humans have ever devised, from ancient times and the Middle Ages to methods used by today’s memory athletes. A memory champion herself, Kelly tests all these methods and demonstrate the extraordinary capacity of our brains at any age.

For anyone who needs to memorize a speech or a script, learn anatomy or a foreign language, or prepare for an exam, Memory Craft offers proven techniques and simple strategies for anyone who has trouble remembering names or dates, or for older people who want to keep their minds agile. In addition to getting in touch with our own human and anthropological foundations, Memory Craft shows how all things mnemonic can be playful, creative, and fun.

Indestructible: The Unforgettable Memoir of a Marine Hero at the Battle of Iwo Jima [EPUB]

Indestructible: The Unforgettable Memoir of a Marine Hero at the Battle of Iwo Jima [EPUB]
Indestructible: The Unforgettable Memoir of a Marine Hero at the Battle of Iwo Jima
2020 | EPUB | ISBN: 9780062795625 | 16.74MB

Medal of Honor recipient Jack H. Lucas’s classic memoir of his heroics at the Battle of Iwo Jima—with a foreword by Bob Dole and reissued to coincide with the 75th anniversary of the battle in 2020.

On February 20, 1945, the second day of the assault on Iwo Jima—one of the bloodiest battles of the Pacific theater in World War II—Private Jack Lucas, who was only seventeen, and three other Marines engaged in a close-proximity firefight with Japanese soldiers. When two enemy grenades landed in their trench, Lucas jumped on one and pulled the other under his body to save the lives of his comrades. Lucas was blown into the air as his body was torn apart by 250 entrance wounds. He was so severely wounded that his team left him for dead. Miraculously, he survived.

While on the hospital ship Samaritan, his spirit soared to see the American flag flying atop Mount Suribachi—the same flag immortalized in Joe Rosenthal’s iconic photograph, Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima. Lucas endured twenty-one grueling surgeries and carried 200 pieces of shrapnel in his body for the rest of his life. Awarded the Medal of Honor, he became the youngest Marine in U.S. history—and the youngest of all World War II servicemen—to receive the honor.

Indestructible tells the remarkable story of an extraordinary American possessed with a fierce determination to serve his country.

The Values Compass: What 101 Countries Teach Us About Purpose, Life, and Leadership [EPUB]

The Values Compass: What 101 Countries Teach Us About Purpose, Life, and Leadership [EPUB]
The Values Compass: What 101 Countries Teach Us About Purpose, Life, and Leadership by Dr Mandeep Rai
2020 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781501183386 | 32.48MB

Broadcast journalist Dr. Mandeep Rai takes us on a journey across 101 countries, highlighting a unique value that has defined each nation’s history and culture—and how we can apply these to find purpose and fulfilment in our own lives.

Every day we make decisions based on what we believe in: values that define the ambitions we set, the choices we make, and the relationships we choose. In The Values Compass, Dr. Mandeep Rai shows how the countries of the world epitomize the power of values, provide an ideal guide to help us understand our own, and teach us important lessons about success.

From Moroccan compromise to Armenian survival and American entrepreneurship, The Values Compass shows how we can incorporate the values that animate nations into our own lives—seeing ourselves through the eyes of the world, and shedding new light on the opportunities and challenges that define us. The result is an insightful and readable collection that helps us reflect on the values that matter most, last longest, and have the greatest power to create change.

The Scouting Guide to Tracking: An Officially-Licensed Boy Scouts of America Handbook [EPUB]

The Scouting Guide to Tracking: An Officially-Licensed Boy Scouts of America Handbook [EPUB]
The Scouting Guide to Tracking: An Officially-Licensed Boy Scouts of America Handbook by Len McDougall
2020 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781510737730 | 83.28MB

In Scouting’s Guide to Tracking, current Scouts, Scout alumni, and readers interested in the outdoors are provided with time-tested advice on how to track big and small animals over different types of terrain. Some practical tips include:

  • How to determine the age of tracks in any circumstance
  • How to recognize the distinctive marks of dozens of different species
  • How to track in desert, forest, snow, and grassy areas
  • How to identify instances when an animal has circled around or backtracked
  • Stalking techniques such as cold hunting, camouflaging, and using the stump method
  • How time and weather affect signs
  • And so much more!

Since 1910, the Boy Scouts of America has helped build the future leaders of this country by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun. The BSA is committed to training youth in responsible citizenship, character development, and self-reliance through participation in a wide range of outdoor activities.

Chasing Eden: Design Inspiration from the Gardens at Hortulus Farm [PDF]

Chasing Eden: Design Inspiration from the Gardens at Hortulus Farm [PDF]
Chasing Eden: Design Inspiration from the Gardens at Hortulus Farm by Jack Staub, Renny Reynolds
2020 | PDF | ISBN: 9781604698732 | 71.55MB

One of the most spectacular private gardens in America, Hortulus Farm is the masterpiece of Renny Reynolds and Jack Staub, renowned experts in the fields of design, gardening, and entertaining. It is beautifully captured in Chasing Eden, a lavishly illustrated roadmap to creating a personal Eden.

Hortulus Farm is a not only a model of classical tenets, but also a showcase of how traditions can be successfully broken. Gardeners will discover information on specific design principles, from vistas and allées to hardscaping and water features. They will also learn how to adapt these principles to less-than-optimal settings without sacrificing a site’s sense of place. Both aspirational and practical, Chasing Eden will inspire home gardeners to create their own earthly paradise.

Boys & Sex: Young Men on Hookups, Love, Porn, Consent, and Navigating the New Masculinity [EPUB]

Boys & Sex: Young Men on Hookups, Love, Porn, Consent, and Navigating the New Masculinity [EPUB]
Boys & Sex: Young Men on Hookups, Love, Porn, Consent, and Navigating the New Masculinity by Peggy Orenstein
2020 | EPUB | ISBN: 9780062666970 | 0.81MB

The author of the groundbreaking New York Times bestsellers Girls & Sex and Cinderella Ate My Daughter now turns her focus to the sexual lives of young men, once again offering “both an examination of sexual culture and a guide on how to improve it” (Washington Post).

Peggy Orenstein’s Girls & Sex broke ground, shattered taboos, and launched conversations about young women’s right to pleasure and agency in sexual encounters. It also had an unexpected effect on its author: Orenstein realized that talking about girls is only half the conversation. Boys are subject to the same cultural forces as girls—steeped in the same distorted media images and binary stereotypes of female sexiness and toxic masculinity—which equally affect how they navigate sexual and emotional relationships. In Boys & Sex, Peggy Orenstein dives back into the lives of young people to once again give voice to the unspoken, revealing how young men understand and negotiate the new rules of physical and emotional intimacy.

Drawing on comprehensive interviews with young men, psychologists, academics, and experts in the field, Boys & Sex dissects so-called locker room talk; how the word “hilarious” robs boys of empathy; pornography as the new sex education; boys’ understanding of hookup culture and consent; and their experience as both victims and perpetrators of sexual violence. By surfacing young men’s experience in all its complexity, Orenstein is able to unravel the hidden truths, hard lessons, and important realities of young male sexuality in today’s world. The result is a provocative and paradigm-shifting work that offers a much-needed vision of how boys can truly move forward as better men.

Eat for the Planet Cookbook: 75 Recipes from Leaders of the Plant-Based Movement That Will Help Save the World [EPUB]

Eat for the Planet Cookbook: 75 Recipes from Leaders of the Plant-Based Movement That Will Help Save the World [EPUB]
Eat for the Planet Cookbook: 75 Recipes from Leaders of the Plant-Based Movement That Will Help Save the World by Gene Stone, Nil Zacharias
2020 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781419734410 | 29.78MB

The most delicious planet-friendly, vegan recipes from leading plant-based chefs and innovators

From Nil Zacharias, the cofounder of multiple online platforms focused on the plant-based food space, and Forks Over Knives author Gene Stone, Eat for the Planet Cookbook is a delicious, informative guide to eating vegan—featuring 75 recipes from some of the world’s greatest plant-based chefs, businesses, and influencers. These contributors range from vegan chefs and influencers such as Fran Costigan and Derek Sarno, brands like Beyond Meat and Ripple Foods, and innovative plant-based restaurants such as Veggie Grill, Next Level Burger, and The Stanford Inn. With this exceptional collection of go-to recipes and insight from some of the most influential voices in the vegan world, Eat for the Planet Cookbook is an essential guide to eating responsibly and eating well.

Trigger Points: Use the Power of Touch to Live Life Pain-Free [PDF]

Trigger Points: Use the Power of Touch to Live Life Pain-Free [PDF]
Trigger Points: Use the Power of Touch to Live Life Pain-Free (Little Book of Self Care) by Amanda Oswald
2019 | PDF | ISBN: 9781465485045 | 23.27MB

New science confirms that trigger-point massage is one of the most effective ways to relieve pain. Trigger Points gives you 40 simple, step-by-step exercises you can safely use at home to target pain - from long-term, debilitating backache or repetitive strain injury to migraines or acute, post-injury pain.

Author and leading therapist Amanda Oswald specialises in working with chronic pain conditions. In this book, she explains how trigger points - small, tender knots of connective tissue - can cause symptoms, either around the trigger point itself or referred to elsewhere in the body. Pressure and massage can release these knots and bring immediate, long-lasting relief.

Identify your pain patterns, locate the trigger points responsible using detailed body maps, then treat the trigger points accurately and safely. Each exercise shows you how to position your body, different ways to apply pressure, how long to sustain it, and how often to repeat the process.

With Trigger Points, you can take control of chronic or recurring pain yourself to achieve life-changing results.

Cauliflower Power: 75 Feel-Good, Gluten-Free Recipes Made with the World’s Most Versatile Vegetable [EPUB]

Cauliflower Power: 75 Feel-Good, Gluten-Free Recipes Made with the World’s Most Versatile Vegetable [EPUB]
Cauliflower Power: 75 Feel-Good, Gluten-Free Recipes Made with the World’s Most Versatile Vegetable by Lindsay Grimes Freedman
2020 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781579659011 | 42.45MB

Low in carbs, fats, and sugars, and naturally packed with vitamin C, cauliflower is the super-est of all superfoods. Why cauliflower? It’s a chameleon and can take on any flavor and texture. In her first cookbook, food blogger and recipe developer Lindsay Grimes Freedman brings her expertise in creating delicious, healthful, and practical recipes to one of the food world’s most trending topics: cauliflower.

With more than 75 recipes built around the five ways to prep cauliflower (as a whole head, florets, steaks, riced, and meal), Freedman transforms this versatile veggie into smoothies and scones, pizza crusts and pasta sauces, and sides and salads. Super swaps include falafel made with cauliflower and Caesar salad made with a cauliflower-based dressing, even cauliflower nachos, “bacon” bits, tots, and French toast. The recipes are healthful and easily adaptable for any diet without skimping on flavor or satisfaction. By harnessing the power of this anti-inflammatory veggie, readers will reap all the benefits of a plant-based diet without missing out on any of the good stuff.

Sovietistan: Travels in Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan [EPUB]

Sovietistan: Travels in Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan [EPUB]
Sovietistan: Travels in Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan by Erika Fatland
2020 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781643133263 | 16.85MB

An unforgettable journey through Central Asia, one of the most mysterious and history-laden regions of the world.

Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan became free of the Soviet Union in 1991. But though they are new to modern statehood, this is a region rich in ancient history, culture, and landscapes unlike anywhere else in the world.

Traveling alone, Erika Fatland is a true adventurer in every sense. In Sovietistan, she takes the reader on a compassionate and insightful journey to explore how their Soviet heritage has influenced these countries, with governments experimenting with both democracy and dictatorships.

In Kyrgyzstani villages, she meets victims of the tradition of bride snatching; she visits the huge and desolate Polygon in Kazakhstan where the Soviet Union tested explosions of nuclear bombs; she meets shrimp gatherers on the banks of the dried out Aral Sea; she witnesses the fall of a dictator.

She travels incognito through Turkmenistan, a country that is closed to journalists. She meets exhausted human rights activists in Kazakhstan, survivors from the massacre in Osh in 2010, and German Mennonites that found paradise on the Kyrgyzstani plains 200 years ago. We learn how ancient customs clash with gas production and witness the underlying conflicts between ethnic Russians and the majority in a country that is slowly building its future in nationalist colors.

Once the frontier of the Soviet Union, life follows another pace of time. Amidst the treasures of Samarkand and the brutalist Soviet architecture, Sovietistan is a rare and unforgettable adventure.